Public Schools

50 Best Public Elementary Schools in Southeast Michigan

Locally, what are the top elementary schools? In Michigan's southeast region, these are out performing the rest, according to the rankings from the state.

Detroit Student Steps Toward a Bright Future

Marvella Gutierrez's long walk to school that hasn't stopped her in pursuing an education and earning a full-ride scholarship to college.

Detroit Principal is a Teacher at Heart

Meet Lisa Phillips, the principal of Cass Technical High School. Here, she shares her story and experiences with Metro Parent.

Alex Cintron, Principal of the Phoenix Multicultural Academy

Cintron found his passion and path. He helped turn around a low-performing school and won't rest until his students all feel hope for their future.

Mona Lisa Kelly Guides Students to Success

She works with children as a guidance counselor at Burton International Academy and was an integral part of the school's collaboration with Wayne State University.

Linda Rice, Thirkell Elementary School Art Teacher

Linda Rice teaches Detroit students art, but not in a typical way. Art gives her the opportunity to reinforce core skills the kids learn in their other classes while opening their minds to a world of color and imagination.

Detroit Public Schools Parent Leader Volunteers to Support Students

For Anneccia Davis-Dunson, being involved in her children's education was important. Now, she volunteers at their former Detroit elementary school to help other kids in their learning.

Detroit Public Schools Parent Volunteer Deirdre Young

This DPS alumna is proud to motivate the next generation of students - from her son who's just starting school to the middle and high school students she exposes to a career in dentistry

Detroit Public Schools Student Camera Edgar

This 16-year-old moved to a new city and new school - but thanks to guidance from her teachers at Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, she is a top student with a bright future.

Clawson Public School Bus Driver Larry Jose

Delivering children to school in a safe and timely is this guy's gig. Learn what it's like and how he's able to make all kids smile and enjoy the ride.

Lake Orion Bus Driver Dawn Lemaster Named Best Bus Driver in...

Nominated by a fourth-grade student (and big fan!), this creative southeast Michigan woman earned top props for 2012 in Thomas Built Buses' contest.